7th Grade Mathematics Syllabus
Course Description: This class is not only about mathematical concepts, but also building student understanding of math and their ability to persevere through problems. We will be using several different resources. Students will investigate mathematical ideas by looking at realistic problems, instead of looking only at numbers. Some problems involve real-world applications or unusual situations, while others are purely mathematical. The goal is to increase student understanding and application of mathematical concepts. Students will be expected to work both independently and with others.
Major 7th grade math concepts:
- Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems
- Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers
- Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
- Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations
- Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them
- Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume
- Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population
- Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations
- Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models
Classroom Expectations: Students are expected to . . .
- Follow directions
- Participate in class
- Stay on task
- Be productive
- Solve conflicts appropriately
- Use appropriate words, tone, and volume
- Take care of school property
- Pick up after self
- Be polite
- Listen to one another
- Give constructive feedback
- Bring materials to class
- Display ID properly
- Wear school uniform
- Complete assignments and turn in on time
- Keep electronic devices off and put away
- Keep hands, feet, and all other objects to yourself
- Sit in chair correctly
- Walk in classroom and hallways
- Use classroom supplies as instructed
- Follow procedures
Consequences: Consequences given for inappropriate behavior include verbal warning, parent phone call, after school/lunch detention, student and/or parent conference, and office referral.
Homework: Parents can expect students to have homework every day. Exceptions to the norm will be whenever students are being tested.
Late Work: Classwork and homework are requirements, therefore, they should be turned in. Parents will be notified when students have difficulty completing and/or submitting homework on a consistent basis.
Missed Work: It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the homework assignments, notes & any other pertinent information that is missed during an absence. Additional time and full credit will be allowed for missed assignments resulting from an absence.
Grading: Updated grades may be viewed using Parent Portal. If you do not have your login information, please contact Mrs. Thompson, Principal’s Secretary, at (314) 953-7500. Please note, your child’s login information (username: student ID#, password: 6-digit birthdate) may be used until yours is set up.
- Summative Assignments - 70% of a student’s grade average. These include all tests, quizzes, and projects.
- Formative Assignments - 30% of a student’s grade average. These include all homework, classwork, and exit slips.
Please note, assignments not submitted will be scored as a zero. Students are afforded the opportunity to submit any missing assignments up through the end of the twelve week grading period.
Tardies: Students are expected to report to class on time each day. Students will be marked tardy when they report to class after transition time has ended and the classroom door has been closed. Habitual tardiness will be reported to parents. Additionally, the school policy will be followed with regard to discipline for tardiness.
Parent Contact: Please make certain that your contact information remains current. Should any of your information require modification, please contact the school office at (314) 953-7500. Please be advised that parents will be contacted with positive news concerning their student’s educational growth or to discuss behaviors and/or work habits that require parental attention. Please note that you are encouraged to communicate with me, and I welcome both your telephone calls and emails.